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From: "Laura Nixon" <>
Subject: RE: [MiMacomb] Macomb Co Naturalization Records
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:34:10 -0400
In-Reply-To: <003101c33d6d$aa23ac20$59110e45@ann>

This type of price gouging has started to happen all across the country. I
belong to an Ohio group and their governor just mandated that you can not
obtain uncertified gemological copies of records, now you must pay $17 for
certified copies only.

I guess we are the next group to be "legally" gouged by states looking for
ways to raise money to fill their empty coffers.

Laura Nixon

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Faulkner [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 8:05 AM
Subject: [MiMacomb] Macomb Co Naturalization Records

As many of you know, the Macomb County Naturalization Records were
transferred to the Michigan Archives in Lansing several years ago. Copies
of these record could be obtained "gratis" by contacting the Archives.
Last week I requested a record and got the following response, which I have
cut and pasted below.

"June 1, 2003 a fee schedule has been implemented and takes
into consideration both the time of researching a given request, the
cost of photocopying materials, and postage and handling. Due to budget
constraints and staff reductions, fees have been deemed necessary to
continue providing valuable reference services. The cost for
researching and copying a naturalization record is fifteen dollars.
Patrons who visit our facility to do their own research will not be
charged a fee, only copying charges. If we do this research for you an
invoice will accompany our response. Please notify us if you want us to
do this reseach for you."

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